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South African artists draw international interest

South African artists present a unique South African identity to the world, and the high prices many local artists fetch internationally are testament to the growing interest in the calibre of local artists – as well as in that identity.

Flying Tutu sculpture fetches R850 000

Flying Tutu sculpture fetches R850 000

Contemporary South African Art made a strong showing at an auction in Cape Town this week, with Ed Young's The Arch selling at well above its pre-sale estimates and a Robert Hodgins work achieving a world record, auctioneer Strauss & Co said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Bag Factory: nurturing South African art since 1991

For over two decades the Bag Factory in downtown Joburg has helped develop South African art with residency programmes in its 16 studios, where both young and experienced artists can collaborate, share ideas or simply inspire each other.

Jackson Hlungwani’s New Jerusalem comes to Joburg

Works by artist and holy man Jackson Hlungwani are on show at the University of Johannesburg. The show, curated by Nessa Leibhammer, includes many of his sublime creations, notably many of his fish sculptures. A New Jerusalem – Jackson Hlungwani includes photographs of his sacred site.

African art scene blooms in South Africa

Led by the FNB Joburg Art Fair, South Africa is becoming something of a home for contemporary art from across the continent and the African diaspora. Joining it are another Joburg fair, as well as a Cape Town outing and a permanent gallery.

R5.5m a record for South African sculpture

R5.5m a record for South African sculpture

History was made at an art auction in Johannesburg on Monday night when Jane Alexander's Untitled sold for a R5.5-million, setting a new record for a South African sculpture.

The humble flip-flop gets arty

Ocean Sole in Kenya is taking marine conservation and recycling to beautiful ends. It creates works of art, household items, jewellery and other objects out of discarded flip-flops that otherwise clog up the country's beaches, coast and waterways.
Pollution gets the boot

Unique sculpture at Mandela Capture Site

Unique sculpture at Mandela Capture Site

Fifty steel column constructions align to form a portrait of Nelson Mandela against a backdrop of rolling hills and valleys - on 5 August 2012, 50 years after Nelson Mandela's capture by the apartheid authorities, a unique sculpture was unveiled outside the town of Howick in KwaZulu-Natal.
Town teams up for Mandela statue

Town teams up for Mandela statue

The town of Worcester in the Western Cape is to become home to a new sculpture of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela. The sculpture, the world’s fifth of the anti-apartheid activist, will be unveiled on his 94th birthday on 18 July.

UK sculpture honour for Pistorius

British artist Ben Dearnley has created a bronze sculpture of South African Paralympic icon Oscar Pistorius, which will go on display in London next year ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games.
South African producer gets Olympics for Korea

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